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Ps-Acro tells us in relation to this passage that Stertinius wrote 220 books on Stoicism in Latin verse, which would suggest that it is his reputation for tortuous long-windedness that is being satirised in Sat.
The leader of Labour from 1983 to 1992 would bring a harder edge to our Cabinet line-up, although his reputation for long-windedness might make meetings over-run - already a risk given former flatmate Rhodri Morgan is also present.
In all their erudition and, sometimes, long-windedness, they possess a discernible voice, a voice of passion and tangible concern for the human core of all literature, for the significance behind all surface meaning, and for continuities and correspondences within the literary field throughout the ages.
In the "to thine own self be true" speech to Laertes (Graham Hamilton), for instance, Polonius's long-windedness was illustrated onstage by two servants holding each end of Laertes's heavy chest, lifting it up and then having to set it down again and again, comically waiting for Polonius to finish speaking.
WORCESTER - She has her father's policy wonkishness without his propensity for long-windedness.
D]espite these spikes of dramatic irony, Naslund remains the queen's most adoring attendant, an attitude that makes her too patient with Marie's narcissism and may also explain the novel's long-windedness.
Where Rebecca could be associated with a tumbleweed, Aunt Norris's long-windedness creates deep roots.
For all of the play's talkiness, and Dysart's long-windedness, Dang's production is nothing if not exciting.
The story, novella, and short lyrical novel are not revolutionary reactions to long-windedness, but they are often, as Gunnars observes, much more potent: Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and "In the Penal Colony" would be unbearable as 700-page blockbusters.
Sadly, the formal and technical language that constitutes legalese still believes in its own long-windedness.
You should not have doubted the correctness of what I did and carried out, given what I have set forth above and described, and what I have withheld and concealed, either for the sake of evading long-windedness or out of fear of [arousing] idle talk.
Mostly because of Strauss's long-windedness, the second half, the Opera, takes twice as long.